by Jeff Strite

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The Sanctifying Shield (3 of 4)
Series: A Word About The Word
Jeff Strite
John 17:11-19

OPEN: Down in Kentucky, our nation has a very special place designed to protect our gold supply. Do you know what it's called? (Fort Knox).

That's where our nation keeps most of our gold.

But more than gold has been stored there over the years. Ft. Knox has also held the Magna Carta, the Gutenberg Bible, the English crown jewels as well as the gold reserves of several countries. And on December 26, 1941, the nation stored the original U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence-until they were moved to Washington D.C on October 1, 1944, where they've been on display ever since.

Now, why is Fort Knox such a good place to store valuables?

Because it's quite literally a fortress.

It was built to be impossible for anybody to get inside of.

It is constructed of granite, steel, and concrete (some say that there's more steel in the vault than gold). The vault is made of steel plates, steel beams, and steel cylinders. Steel bands wrap around everything, and then concrete encases it all. The vault door alone weighs more than 20 tons.

And getting inside without authorization is impossible. Even the president of the United States doesn't have the combination to the vault. To open the door, several staffers must EACH dial separate combinations known only to them.

On the outside, there's a sentry posted at the entrance gate and guard box at each corner of the building. THEN, there an imposing steel fence surrounds the whole property. In addition I could tell you all about the high-tech protective devices in the building, but the government agency told me that if I did that... I'd have to kill you.

The point of this illustration is this:
The more valuable an item is the more trouble folks will go to to protect it

I also want you to notice:
• Ft. Knox protects our gold supply by locking it away.
• It separates it from manki ...

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